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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:47

Wot a scorcher  Absolutely stunning day.    Still hot 

Re tomatoes.  Yes Italophile is the absolute expert.  No doubt of that. Such a lot of advice about tomatoes and I'm far from an expert.  I try now to keep leaves dry when watering.  To water roots only.  However, misting at lunchtimes, if possible, is good practice too I think  to help with pollination.  This allows leaves to dry quickly though.  I foliar feed with seaweed and skimmed milk for reasons that make sense to me.  Also odd Epsom salt spray.  last two years my crops have been much better and disease free because I have completely chamged my regime.  I also remove lower leaves regularly.  (no doubt I will have worst crop ever now, such is life )

Where is Italophile ?  He sent me some seed that germinated well....hoping for a crop but I neglected them earlier and they are late. 

Oh thanks!  Loads of "hugs" today.  Nice 

Think my mum will be prescribed something to help with her depression and anxiety.  Coincidentally,I spoke with someone who has been through some awful times lately and stress.  She was prescribed the same tablets and says they are brilliant so sounds promising.   My mum  said I have an "admirer" in the hospital.  Said I was so tall and "beautiful".  My head swelled.  Turns out it was an old patient with some issues.....prob should have gone to specsavers.  Haven't been called beautiful since I chatted to myself as I shaved this morning   As my niece says, I " attract all the nutters".  Ah well, back to the drawing board and reality. Ha ha.

Off to take my dog soon....did I say it's scorching?  Oh yes!  I did 

 

Astilbe

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:20

Not watering it enough jen.  Astilbes like good heavy soil and to be kept moist 

ID for this one

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:48

Looks like santolina to me.........

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:46

Wot a view 

Veronica's what now.

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:44

Yarrow, it's way I grow them.  Secret is to cut back individual flowered stems as they go over.  Not to let them expend too much energy in setting seed 

Veronicas are very easy to propagate too....division in autumn (well, anytime really) produces excellent plants for,following season.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:40

Morning FORKERS.

Looks like a very nice day in prospect   blue sky and warm sunshine 

tomato leaves need to be dry to avoid blight.......blight needs damp leaves to take hold so in a GH blight should, in theory, not exist.   At least this how I understand it, as a simple Cornishman 

From kitchen window Moreheim Beauty is opening beautifully, twynings after eight alongside won't be far behind and salvia patens in front is flowering "loud and proud"

For a superb tall, narrow amd erect feature in the  garden check out veronicastrum Erica.  Delicate and classy, almost snooty 

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:56

Ok, thanks dove.life is very much a learning curve, isn't it?

Help, I think I've killed a Ceanothus (Silver Surprise) !!!!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:55

Nut, same advice   Missed your post......am I forgiven? 

Veronica's what now.

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:52

Yes, cut down those spikes.  You are likely to get more flowers later 

Feeling proud

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:51

Pauline well done.  Careful, gardenIng is addictive 

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